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Office of Sustainability

It is important to remember that a sustainable future is meaningless if it is not also an equitable future. Social justice is a critical pillar of sustainability. We are committed to dismantling the systems that perpetuate oppression, racism and violence towards people of color. We stand with communities of color in the fight against racial injustice and inequality. Silence is not an option. We encourage our community to join us in getting active and continuing to educate ourselves on anti-racism and social justice.  Black Lives Matter. -- Bentley Office of Sustainability.

A Statement from Our Team Regarding Our Office’s Initial Racial Justice Commitments

About Us

Bentley University is a place for successful leaders who set out to create positive change in communities, organizations and the world. At Bentley, we believe in doing business and doing good at the same time.

The Office of Sustainability's mission is to mobilize sustainable leadership in business by educating students on the business imperative of the "triple-bottom line" -- considering the social and environmental impacts of business decisions along with the economic results. By modeling sustainable organizational operations and providing students with experiential learning opportunities, the Office of Sustainability aims to both set an example for sustainable business practices and prepare students for work in today's business world.

Named one of the most "environmentally responsible" colleges in the country by the Princeton Review, Bentley is finding innovative ways to reduce its carbon footprint while continuing to support the top-rated resources the campus has to offer. As part of this work, the Office of Sustainability explores, discusses and educates the campus community on the intersectionality of social justice, racial justice and climate justice.

Collaboration and enthusiasm among students, faculty and staff alike ensures that Bentley's sustainability efforts are not simply actions of a small group of administrators, but the accomplishments of the entire community.

Our Mission is to mobilize sustainability leadership in business by:
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Modeling sustainable operations.

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Supporting sustainability teaching in the classroom.

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Partnering with the business community to expand career opportunities for Bentley’s graduates.

Our Vision

“The university has a framework and decision-making process in place that upholds sustainability as a core value and commitment across all departments and throughout the student body."

  • Each member of the campus community has a functional understanding of the environmental and social principles of sustainability
  • Bentley alumni are ethical, environmental and socially responsible organizational leaders, entrepreneurs and citizens
  • Bentley is continually striving for carbon neutrality, zero waste generation, and a socially just and inclusive community.

View Our 2018 Annual Report

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Campus Initiatives

Learn more about Bentley's progress in becoming a more sustainable organization. 

Delongchamp Family Fund

The Delongchamp Family Fund supports undergraduates wishing to explore professional and co-curricular opportunities focused on sustainability. Students can apply for funds to attend a conference or networking event, take an unpaid internship, or work on a campus project related to sustainability.

Student & Staff Resources

Campus Sustainability Resources and Guides.

Get Involved

Interested in learning more about sustainability? Here are a few ways you can get involved.